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Crypto Markets Are Turning Green, Bitcoin Recovers Above $8,200

Sunday, Oct. 20 — Crypto markets are slowly turning green, with Bitcoin (BTC) showing signs of recovery as it finds its way back above the $8,200 price mark. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin has been trading below the $8,000 price mark for the better part of the day but is showing signs of recovery in recent hours. The world’s largest cryptocurrency traded at an intraday low of around $7,950, before grinding its way up to its current trading price of around $8,216. BTC is reporting gains of 3.73% in…

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Ethereum Name Service Adds Multicoin Support

Distributed naming system Ethereum Name Service (ENS) has announced the launch of multicoin support as 15 cryptocurrency wallets already plan to utilize the new feature. According to an official Medium post published on Oct. 17, this will allow crypto enthusiasts to use one ENS name for all of their crypto wallets. Ongoing implementation It is noted that ENS’s user interface currently only supports Ether (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) addresses — and not all of the encodings. Still, the post promises that its functionality will be…

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Crypto Markets Turn Red Once Again, Bitcoin Price Hovers Under $8K

Friday, Oct. 18 — Bitcoin (BTC) is suffering from further downward selling pressure and continues to trade below the $8,000 price mark. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin traded below the $8,000 price mark for most of the day. The world’s largest cryptocurrency traded at an intraday high of around $8,135, with a sudden dip toward $7,900, before settling down at its current trading price of $7,952. BTC shows a subtle loss of around 1.6% in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Cointelegraph contributor Rakesh…

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Crypto Firms Join Azure as Microsoft Fights Amazon for Market Share

Thanks to the high computational flexibility that it offers, the influence of cloud computing on the blockchain space continues to grow. It’s less of a surprise, then, that cloud computing giants — such as Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and Google’s parent company Alphabet — are leading the charge to merge blockchain, especially the enterprise type, and the cloud. Microsoft in particular has been actively engaging with blockchain startups that are developing blockchain solutions for the enterprise market, working with them to deploy their solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. The…

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Bitcoin Price Hovers Above $8,000 While XRP Jumps 5% on the Day

Thursday, Oct. 17 — Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering just above the $8,000 price mark, while XRP shows impressive gains on the day. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 For most of the day, the world’s largest cryptocurrency has been trading within a tight range between $8,000 and $8,100. BTC traded from an intraday low of around $8,010 up to $8,135 before hitting its current trading price of $8,062, showing a subtle gain of around 1% in the past 24 hours. Cointelegraph reported today that notorious crypto skeptic Nouriel Roubini had finally…

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Here’s How Much Bitcoin Is Locked Up in Sidechains Right Now

Almost $77 million of Bitcoin (BTC) is currently unavailable to use on the network — not because it is lost, but because it is locked up in sidechains.  Bitcoin sidechains: a nascent market Data from block explorers confirms that as of Oct. 17, a total of 9,661 BTC ($76.96 million) or a tiny 0.054% of today’s Bitcoin supply resides in three major sidechain projects. Sidechains are separate blockchains tied to a cryptocurrency’s regular blockchain, i.e. mainchain. Users can interact with it via a pegging mechanism; they send funds to and…

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Sacramento Kings Pro Basketball Team Launches Crypto Collectibles

The Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team has partnered with CryptoKaiju to launch crypto-collectibles. In a press release on Oct. 16, the Sacramento Kings announced a new collaboration with the creator of Ethereum-based Kaiju toys, CryptoKaiju. The companies will give away 100 limited-edition Kaiju collectible toys throughout the 2019–2020 basketball season. Each collectible is backed by a non-fungible token, meaning that no two are the same. 15 of these toys will come with a unique experience or prize, such as courtside seats, VIP tours, and signed merchandise, among others. Sacramento Kings…

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Crypto Markets Turn Red, While Bitcoin Price Takes a Hit Below $8,200

Tuesday, Oct. 15 — Bitcoin (BTC) has continued to trade sideways for most part of the day, while taking a sudden dip in recent hours. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 The world’s most popular cryptocurrency traded flat for the better part of the last 24 hours, with an intraday high of around $8,400. In the last couple of hours, BTC took a sudden dip to under the $8,200 price mark, showing a loss of more than 2% on the day. Bitcoin’s average daily trading volume hovers around $15 million, while its market…

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Privacy Coin Zcash Community to Develop Wrapped Token for Ethereum

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) is seeking access to Ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Zcash’s shielded addresses on the Ethereum network On Oct. 13, Coindesk reported that the topic of interoperability was the theme of the now concluded Devcon 5 developer conference in Osaka, Japan, where a number of smaller cryptocurrency projects displayed interest in accessing Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem. Summa co-founder, James Prestwich, told the news outlet: “Connecting to other chains doesn’t seem to be an Ethereum developer’s priority, but other chains seem to want to connect to Ethereum.” Developers…

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